Tech News Weekly (MP3)

by TWiT

Tech News Weekly hosted by Jason Howell and Megan Morrone brings you interviews from tech journalists who make or break the top stories of the week. Megan and Jason give you more context and perspective, with an in-depth look at the fast-paced world of technology and how it is changing our lives. Records every Thursday at 2:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Pacific / 19:00 UTC.

  

Latest Episodes

TNW 66: Early Bird Gets the Worm

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:34 Father Robert Ballecer talks about trends from CES
  • 24:40 The latest emoji news from Jeremy Burge
  • 45:47 How to get the cyberpunk future we all deserve with help from Brian Benchoff from Hackaday.
  • 57:26 Jason Howell reviews the new iPad Pro and Megan Morrone reviews the new Pixel Slate.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ, Jeremy Burge, and Brian Benchoff

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Posted on 17 January 2019 | 11:11 pm


TNW 65: Megan & Jason Go to White Castle

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:17 Bounty Hunters can find real-time location data on mobile phone users in the US, and all it cost Joseph Cox from Motherboard was $300 to do it.
  • 14:58 Lindsey Turrentine from CNET rounds up some of the big themes and technologies that surprised her at the Consumer Electronics Show.
  • 34:01 Impossible Labs released their latest burger replacement, the Impossible Burger 2.0. Russell Holly from iMore ate it, and his story might make you hungry.
  • 44:09 Louise Matsakis from Wired talks about how a ten year old YouTube video showing Alexandira Ocasio-Cortez dancing to a popular song shows how complicated fair use still is in the modern YouTube era.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Joseph Cox, Lindsey Turrentine, and Russell Holly

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Posted on 10 January 2019 | 10:55 pm


TNW 64: The Appleocalypse

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 01:44 Tech predictions for 2019 with tech journalist Omar Gallaga.
  • 16:07 Guardian reporter Michael Sainato on Amazon employees who want to unionize.
  • 34:02 Rene Ritchie explains Apple's letter to shareholders this week.
  • 48:41 How online hate affects people's lives. Geoffrey Fowler from The Washington Post tells the stories of victims.
  • 1:02:24 Recycle your old tech responsibly.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Omar Gallaga, Michael Sainato, Rene Ritchie, and Geoffrey Fowler

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Posted on 3 January 2019 | 10:44 pm


TNW 63: Best Interviews of 2018

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

Megan and Jason pick a few of their favorite interviews from the year.

2:18 Lawyer and legal professor Sandra Davidson discusses #PlaneBae and explains what rights we still have to privacy in the digital age.

16:47 Bruce Schneier talks about how security has become too dangerous and too important for companies to address on their own, and that regulation is the answer.
31:11 An investigation into teenage Instagram influencers with Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic.
43:45 Twitter and Facebook execs endure the Congressional hot seat while Google --- sits this one out. Jeff Jarvis from Buzzmachine.com rates their performance in the hearings.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

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Posted on 27 December 2018 | 10:30 pm


TNW 62: Snails Are so Boring

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:51 Taylor Lorenz from The Atlantic writes about how Instagram users are promoting items as if they are paid sponsorships in an attempt to raise their profile in front of their peers.
  • 10:08 Aja Romano from Vox is a Tumblr user and has opinions on the platform's decision to filter out all adult content, pushing all sorts of other content communities into uncharted territory.
  • 28:04 Mathew Ingram from the Columbia Journalism Review talks about NPR's new open sourced podcast analytics technology, and how privacy-minded people don't like its advanced capabilities.
  • 44:24 Susan Karlan from Fast Company was invited to be one of the first people to take a ride through Elon Musk's Boring tunnel, and she lived to tell the tale. She also knows a lot about snails.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Taylor Lorenz, Aja Romano, Mathew Ingram, and Susan Karlan

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Posted on 21 December 2018 | 1:38 am


TNW 61: Data Exhaust

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:35 What it means when companies track our phones and sell our location data. Jennifer Valentino-DeVries walks us through her investigation for The New York Times.
  • 20:31 How the Apple Watch ECG app compares to other at-home ECG. John Timmer from Ars Technica talks about his personal experience monitoring his heart health.
  • 34:52 Ellen Huet from Bloomberg Businessweek tracks the downfall of a company called We Roam that lefts its customers stranded all over the world and hasn't paid its debts yet.
  • 47:45 Sundar Pichai testified before Congress this week. Recode's Kurt Wagner explains what we learned about search engine bias, politics, and the Monopoly Man.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, John Timmer, Ellen Huet, and Kurt Wagner

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Posted on 14 December 2018 | 1:03 am


TNW 60: Porch Pirates

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 2:04 Civil had big plans to revolutionize journalism, but it fell far short of its token sales goal. Leigh Cuen from CoinDesk shares what this means for Civil newsrooms.
  • 14:02 Mark Gurman from Bloomberg has details on the surprising news that Huawei CFO Mung Wanzow was arrested in Canada. What does it mean for US/China trade?
  • 21:18 The polygraph has proven to be unreliable for detecting a lie, but what can the human eye tell us about truth? Mark Harris talks about EyeDetect, a company that uses algorithms to analyze eye movements for lie detection.
  • 39:28 A new game called Turing Tumble uses marbles to help teach computer science concepts to children. Paul Bosweel, creator of the game, talks about how it works and who its for.
  • 51:27 Ring's Neighbors app is a hyper local social network that allows neighbors to share videos of people doing sketchy things in their neighborhood. CNET's Ben Fox Rubin talks about the rise in porch theft, and how apps like these can deter theft, as well as lead to profiling.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Leigh Cuen, Mark Gurman, Mark Harris, and Paul Boswell

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Posted on 7 December 2018 | 1:33 am


TNW 59: No Money, No Lipstick, No Problem

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:55 How Purple Air crowd sources its air quality sensors to bring vital information about pollution to everyone
  • 16:56 On-demand motorized scooter companies Lime and Bird are influencing helmet laws and taking risks at rider's expense.
  • 27:41 Digital artist Jenny Odell spins a web of Amazon lipstick drop shippers, Christian Universities, and Newsweek.
  • 42:48 Amazon baby registries are using deceptive ad practices to trick buyers into buying gifts new parents don't want.
  • 57:23 Jason has a first look at the new Google Pixel Slate and Megan wants to switch it out for her iPad.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Adrian Dybwad, Dara Kerr, Jenny Odell, and Rolfe Winkler

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Posted on 30 November 2018 | 1:57 am


TNW 58: The Sonic Thud

Tech News Weekly (Audio)

  • 1:50 Sonic boom testing is starting again, and Dan Vergano from Buzzfeed says that new technology might make it more of a sonic thud. But is that good enough?
  • 13:23 Amazon selected a total of three cities to split its highly sought after HQ2 between, and people aren't happy about it. CNET's Ben Fox Rubin details what this might mean for the communities chosen.
  • 29:21 The third generation Anki Vector robot is likely to make it on the holiday lists of many techies this season. Megan Morrone walks through some of its key features.
  • 40:21 A new Raspberry Pi 3 A+ is announced and it brings the power of the B+ to a smaller form factor, for a cheaper price.

Hosts: Megan Morrone and Jason Howell

Guests: Dan Vergano and Ben Fox Rubin

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Posted on 16 November 2018 | 3:15 am